Thursday, August 21, 2008


At 6 and a half months pregnant - I have fallen and broken my foot. Just a stupid accident - missed a step and went down on my butt and my foot went under me and I sat one it. And - it's broken. Fifth Metatarsal. Apparently this type of break is so common it's called a "Jones Fracture". Spent yesterday in the ER. Baby is fine. My foot, on the other hand, is, well, fucked. I am really bummed out - but taking it one step at a time (har har.) I should be walking again by 32 weeks pregnant so hopefully long before I go into labor. I will get through this. I am afraid of falling again as I am now on crutches and more awkward than ever. I see an orthopedic doctor shortly - actually leaving right after I post this - and he will cast me - although I am not letting him put a hard cast on me. I fear that will throw me even more off balance - so it's going to have to be some kind of walking cast (even though I'm sure I won't be able to walk in the walking cast for quite some time.)

So, yeah, this sucks. But I'll get through it. Baby is OK. That is what's most important to me.


Newt said...

Oh sweetie, that stinks! I'm so sorry.

Hope you master the cast quickly, and are back on your feet!

Sasha & Mark said...

such language! You're going to be a mom!

Just Kidding!! That does suck! I know you'll get through it, but definitely not how you planned to be greeting your son! I hope you'll be up and about soon.


Anonymous said...

Hi there I am sorry to hear about your injury,I am not pregnant but congrats and i hope everything goes well. I did fracture my foot last week Thursday and just got my hard cast yesterday and suprised at how much more comfortable and better my foot feels in the cast. Feel free to write and vent as I am sure you will be off your feet for a bit,

Kristin said...

I am so sorry! I am still recovering from my broken ankle and it truly stunk! A hard cast isn't bad. It actually makes you feel more protected and it's lighter than the walking cast. Plus, you can put a little bit of weight on the casted foot as you use the crutches in order to maintain balance. Either way, good lcuk and heal fast! Better start taking some calcium!